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Transfer of Equity in Headington

A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Headington Q & A's

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Updated: 25/10/16

Commuting to Headington? ;

The nearest airport to Headington is Kidlington, Oxford Airport. Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 20 miles, Kidlington Airport is 7 miles and Booker Airport is 21 mile away and Headington's nearest station is Oxford.

The nearest hospital to Headington is Oxford The Manor.


I need to find affordable conveyancing in Headington , we are on a tight budget.


Confusion over this topic affects many homeowners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process, and many firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing. However additional fees are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Any disbursements to be paid should also be included on the conveyancing quote Any additional fees ought to be reasonable and clear.


When I am buying a house next to land owned by the church in Headington, is it important that I get a chancel search?


As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Headington which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for repairs to an old church building. Several sources are used to determine liability in Headington, including county histories. Headington church lands include Highfield All Saints, St Francis and St. Mary's Church.


How do I avoid being gazumped?


The convention of deciding to reject a previously accepted offer when a higher offer is made by a second buyer is called gazumping. Though gazumping is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a chance. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor as soon as you can to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.


Would you advise making the effort to hold off paying stamp duty?


Stamp duty must be paid on property over £125,000. We do not recommend any stamp duty reduction scheme, as such schemes are costly and very risky.


Might the property legal fees hide any hidden costs?


Homeward Legal's solicitors will not charge any extra, hidden costs under any circumstances. Some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes, which they will not be bound to.


Does my professional conveyancing solicitor in Headington report back to me about the amount to be paid of council tax for a Band an apartment prior to exchange?


The property solicitor will write to the council to enquire about the applicable council tax band and rates, which will subsequently be added to the report on title.

The latest council tax rates for Headington are detailed at the Oxford council site. Currently (04 December 2012) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,055.00
  • Band B - £1,231.00
  • Band C - £1,407.00
  • Band D - £1,583.00
  • Band E - £1,935.00
  • Band F - £2,287.00
  • Band G - £2,638.00
  • Band H - £3,166.00


I have a pressing need for especially fast Headington solicitors - is that you guys?


Our chosen solicitors have an extremely take charge method when finishing the necessary legal work.

We only allocate you to conveyancing property lawyers who are focused on speed and attempt to communicate throughout the buyer and seller chain . In addition , our panel of conveyancers are selected because they all employ the best land registry integrated systems meaning they can exchange on the legal process in the shortest time.


The web is awash a plethora of very helpful books about doing your own legal work for example A Practical Approach to Conveyancing by Robert Abbey and Mark Richards . Do we necessarily have to use property lawyer in Headington for my home move?


Hypothetically speaking there are no arguments why a home mover cant adopt a DIY approach and engage in the majority of the legal process without assistance. That said, a lawyer juggles a significant number of functions ranging from approving completion statements and identifying conservation area breaches many of which are more safely handled with appropriate training.